(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – The House passed the ‘Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act’ on Thursday, and Speaker Kevin McCarthy noted that this fulfilled a key campaign pledge for Republicans.
The Protection of Women and Girls In Sports Act passed today.
You can see clearly which party cares about women and which one doesn’t… pic.twitter.com/JNnFaT8b34
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 20, 2023
“Today is a great day for America, for fairness, for families, and most importantly, for female athletes,” McCarthy, a Republican from California, told reporters.
“House Republicans vowed to defend women and girls in sports before the most recent election. We fulfilled that commitment today.”
Without any Democratic support, the House passed Rep. Greg Steube’s (R-Fla.) Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act by a vote of 219–203.
The measure would forbid biological men from competing in women’s sports at schools nationwide, and President Biden has threatened to veto it.
McCarthy criticized his Democratic colleagues for not speaking out for young women after the vote.
“I think that’s incorrect,” he declared. According to McCarthy, girls and women have been “forced to compete against biological men.”
He mentioned women who “spoke out for equal opportunity, for privacy, for safety, for truth, for everything the previous generations of women who fought hard for Title IX.” “They watched their peers lose out on opportunities they deserved as well,” he continued.
“They are the current champions of those women from 50 years ago who fought for equality, for fairness in sports,” McCarthy added.
The bill’s approval was also lauded by Republican Tom Emmer of Minnesota.
In the name of inclusivity, “the left’s lunacy is robbing women and girls of equal opportunities,” Emmer added.
“To ensure that no female athlete is ever forced to compete against a biological male, House Republicans supported this bill today to maintain the safety and fairness that we should have in women’s sports.”
Elise Stefanik, R-New York, the chair of the House GOP Conference, praised Republicans for taking “a stand for fairness” and defending “the future of women’s sports from being diminished by the radical gender fluidity agenda.”
She added that the bill will help ensure that kids “have an even playing field in competitive sports, so our daughters will grow up in a generation where their hard work and dedication pays off in competition.”
“Our daughters should not be forced to compete against biological men in competitive sports,” she said.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) April 20, 2023
The goal of Title IX, according to House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was “to increase opportunities for women to compete in sports, but it undermines the very fabric.”
He said that it was absurd to suggest that a biological guy could choose to participate in a woman’s sport. We want women to have the same possibilities in athletics, whether they play at the collegiate, professional, or even high school level.
Under Steube’s proposal, educational institutions that receive Title IX financing from the federal government would not be permitted to “permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designed for women or girls.”
"I feel grateful for the leadership of all the co-sponsors of this bill for standing up for women." WATCH: pic.twitter.com/oKGSH0ufXE
— Independent Women's Voice (@IWV) April 20, 2023
In the proposed legislation, an athlete’s sex would only be determined by their “reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”
The Senate will now consider the legislation controlled by Democrats, but the White House has pledged to veto it.
The White House said of the bill, “Around the nation, schools, coaches, and athletic organizations are collaborating with families to create fair participation regulations considering different sports, grade levels, and competition levels.
H.R. 734 targets people for who they are and is thus discriminatory because it is a national ban that doesn’t consider competitiveness or grade level.”
Republicans were accused of imposing a “one-size-fits-all requirement that forces coaches to remove kids from their teams,” according to the statement, which also claimed that transgender students nationwide were already experiencing a mental health crisis.
This law, according to Democrats, “hurts families and students” and is “unnecessary.” They also added, “If H.R. 734 were presented to the President, he would veto it.”
And let’s hope women across the nation remember who worked to fight for women’s rights – and who didn’t.
The House passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, without any Democrat support.
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